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NCC1017spock

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#1 10 years ago

Hey I heard there is somethign you can turn off on Vista to make it run liek XP, if thats true how do I do it? and one more, if I am able to do that can I run games like KOTOR and KOTOR2 on it (whiel in the XP mod thing) ? ---please help, in some what desperate need here?




Kilobyte

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#2 10 years ago

Try looking for the *.EXE files on your KOTOR cds. Then create shortcuts to them. Right-click these shortcuts, and select "properties". Then select the "Compatibility" tab. This should force the games to run in XP Compatibility mode.

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There are a lot of things you can do. However, it won't run exactly like XP.

You can download some Windows Media Center edition themes for Vista, to make it look more like XP.

You can run Vista as an Administrator, so there are fewer "confirm/cancel" boxes.

You can run programs in a "Compatibiliy" mode, for XP, or earlier versions.

You may even be able to hack the Registry.

Finally. Funny thing about Vista, is a retail purchased copy allows you to use any previous version of Windows. So you can install XP.




NCC1017spock

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#3 10 years ago

ok thanks, sorry to sound stupid but what is an .EXE and where can I find it?




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#4 10 years ago

An exe file is an application, basically, a file that makes stuff happen. :) These are all over the place, but to make things run the way you want, you're looking for the ones in C:\Program Files\ In there, look for whatever applications you want to run (Games, etc.) go into the folder, and find any files that end in ".exe" *** Then do as Monster_User instructed. *** if your files don't have endings, go to Computer, Control Panel, Folder Options, View, and untick the box that says "Hide extensions for known file types"




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#5 10 years ago

kk thanks again. And not to confuse you buts its for a game called Star Wars Knights of the old Republic 2, so if there are any specific thigns that need to be done for that game I dont know how to lol. -how ever I did set the KOTOR thing to run on compablilty with Windows XP Service pack 2...........?




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#6 10 years ago

Then just do the same thing for the Star Wars game. :)




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#7 10 years ago

ok I did and now half of it is done, so now the last part is waht button to I switch to make my PC run in that XP and not in the Vista mode?




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#8 10 years ago

You can't make Vista run exactly like XP. There is no 'XP Mode' for Vista as a whole. If you want XP that badly for whatever reason then you need to use XP, not Vista.




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#9 10 years ago

I've only messed around with Vista a little bit on my friend's LT, but as far as I know the main performance boost they're talking about is turning off the Aero feature for browsing, which isn't going to really help your gaming performance. This is what I use to optimize XP for gaming. There's no Vista version yet but I've read the author is working on one. [COLOR=blue]http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/FSAutoStart.shtml[/COLOR] I've been using FSA for some time for gaming, it's a very good tool. I use it with the Force Idle Tasks and RAM Defrag features. It's the best RAM defragger I've used by far. I typically get from 100-150MB more free RAM after using it on my 2GB RAM rig. It doesn't take it too long to shut down all your background progs and non essential services too, and you only need configure it once. You need to make sure you select Stop and Restart for each one you shut down and leave FSA minimzed while gaming. After it's done it's job it just sits minimized in stasis until you close FSA, taking up about .5MB RAM.




NCC1017spock

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#10 10 years ago

ok, I trust you are all experts on this and that you know what your doing :bows: . I will try this FSA thing and see if I can run my game through it/on it. I'll play aroudn with ti and see what happens. ( again thanks for your input and I know I am a lost cuase on this :p ....)




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